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High School Sports

  • BASEBALL: LaRue tops Thomas Nelson

    Juniors Koy Lindsey and Turner Cottrell, freshman Briar Holt and eighth-grader Brandon Cecil combined for six hits and four RBIs as the visiting LaRue County Hawks snapped a four-game losing streak with a 6-2 win over Thomas Nelson on Tuesday.

    Lindsey went 3-for-4, while Cottrell and Cecil combined to go 3-for-6. Sophomore Colby Skaggs went 2-for-3 with two doubles and two runs for LaRue County (4-9), which won for the first time since March 26.

  • SOFTBALL: LaRue rolls past John Hardin

    Peyton Gardner enjoys the rare occasions she gets to see left-handed pitching, and she took full advantage Tuesday evening against visiting 5th Region rival John Hardin.

    The left-handed hitting Gardner fell a home run short of the cycle and drove in four runs to lead the LaRue County Lady Hawks past the Lady Bulldogs, 15-0 in four innings.

    Gardner, a senior center fielder, laced a three-run double to left-center field in the fourth to enforce the mercy rule.

  • McKamey topples top seeds at tennis tourney

    Michelle McKamey, a freshman on the McCracken County High School Tennis team, won the prestigious Chattanooga, Tenn., Rotary High School Team Tournament, A Division number one singles position, during spring break.

    She was unseeded and defeated the number four seed, Gracie Donoghue of Hutchison School of Memphis 6-4, 6-4 in the quarterfinals.

  • Girls' track preview: Weather delays practice

    In spite of a pittance of practice time due the long, harsh winter, LaRue County High School’s girls’ track team is showing some bright spots in some events, according to Coach Laura Kudrna.

    The Hawks’ 4x800 relay team of juniors Kristina Durbin, Amanda Brewer, and sophomores Nicole Thomas and Natalie Mullins took first place at a meet in Grayson County in March. Freshman Hattie Ward is an alternate on that team. 

  • Tennis: LaRue vs. Central Hardin

    March 24
    Boys
    LARUE COUNTY 1, CENTRAL HARDIN, 4
    Singles
    Joel Nason (CH) def. Preston Howell (LC), 6-0, 6-2
    Kevin Britt (CH) def. Alex Best (LC), 6-2, 6-3
    Gabe Gonzalez (CH) def. Holden Blair (LC), 6-0, 6-0
    Doubles
    Kyler Hart/Trevor Sanders (LC) def. Kyle Compton/Jacob Kerr (CH), 6-2, 6-3
    Josh Kerr/Conner Wright (CH) def. Michael Brey/John Michael Lawler (LC), 6-4, 6-1
    Singles Exhibitions
    Chase Barnes (CH) def. Cole Constant (LC), 8-3
    Doubles Exhibitions

  • SOFTBALL: Strong offense predicted

          Lady Hawks’ softball coach Aaron Howell predicted a strong offense this season, and his LaRue County 18th District, Fifth Region team is responding.
       Senior Peyton Gardner has led the charge with a .550 batting average, powering a home run, double, nine singles and has seven RBI’s. 
       Courtney Johnson is batting .333 with two home runs and seven RBI’s in the last two games. 

  • Baseball roundup

     The LaRue County Hawks got off to a slow start, but once they warmed up, the Caverna Colonels couldn’t stop them.

    The Hawks collected 19 hits, including six for extra bases, on their way to a 20-1 pounding of the visiting Colonels on March 25 in an 18th District game.

    Caverna took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first before LaRue County tied it in the bottom half of the inning. The Hawks erupted for eight runs in the second and 11 more in the third.

  • SOFTBALL PREVIEW: 'Win the Region ... go to State'

     LaRue’s Lady Hawks softball team finished pre-spring-break play with two wins, improving their early season record to 5-2.

    Coach Aaron Howell’s LaRue County squad is experienced with every player among the starters having at least one year of varsity play.

    “We have a strong veteran group of players led by my three seniors – Peyton Gardner, Courtney Johnson, and Brigitte Skaggs,” said Howell, a math teacher at the high school. “Leadership is strength.”

  • CROSS COUNTRY: New season begins

    With most athletes returning from last year’s boys’ track team, LaRue County coach Orion Tucker is looking for a strong showing from his squad this season.

    Leading the charge is senior Adam Sandidge, clocking a personal best 4:32 mile to win at Grayson County March 28. It was the third win in the mile this season for the runner who placed fourth in cross country competition at state last fall.   

    He also finished first in the two-mile race in 10:07. He holds the school two-mile record (9:52) which he sat last year. 

  • PHOTO: Taylor Dawson honored by Athletic Directors